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Monty Butt, Electrical Services Limited

Chance Meeting, Changed Culture

Electrical contractor Monty Butt became an ally of the Office to Advance Women Apprentices after a chance meeting at a networking event for tradeswomen several years ago. He was looking to hire an apprentice at the time and once he was introduced to the services of the Office he thought he’d like to try the services to find someone who fit the bill.

“This was a great decision and a great start to changing the work culture for our organization,” Monty says. “Through the past few years I have hired seven female apprentices, and have built a great working relationship with these tradeswomen.”

The Start of A Beautiful Friendship

Located in Conception Bay South, Newfoundland, Monty Butt Electrical Services, provides electrical maintenance to commercial buildings, while also working in residential homes and with Honeywell controls.

The company has continued this relationship with the Office to Advance Women Apprentices ever since that fateful meeting. When Monty was looking to hire an additional Red Seal for a big project he was running, he contacted the office again.

“Within a two day turnaround I was interviewing tradeswomen for this position,” he says. “Even during strained times in our economy, we maintained this journeyperson and she is currently running a major project and overseeing the crew.”

The Future is Female

In addition to Monty’s successful relationship with the Office to Advance Women Apprentices, he regularly recommends other contractors reach out to meet with the team and hire from its talented pool of apprentices and Red Seals.

“I continue to rely on this organization for support and guidance on diversity and inclusion in the workplace,” he says. “I look forward to continuing our relationship and hiring more tradeswomen as our economy revitalizes.”

Are you interested in hiring? Are you a trades business in Newfoundland and Labrador? Get in touch with us and find out more about our database of skilled workers and whether you qualify for wage subsidies which can help you hire right away!

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Employer PEI, Employers' Stories


Manufacturing Safe Food

When it comes to your food, you want the safest, most hygienic equipment. Charlottetown Metal Products Limited (CMP) in PEI, a division of Food Process Solutions Corporation, has spent 60 years innovating and delivering food processing solutions to manufacturers throughout the world.
In order to process berries, seafood, meat, and vegetables CMP designs, creates, and builds effective machinery, and they do that with the help of skilled trades people. For CMP, that includes women in trades.

History of Success

CMP was founded in PEI in 1958 and, while it’s still headquartered in PEI, the company continues to grow to serve its Blue Chip clients around the world. Today, more than 100 people work from the 42,000 sq ft. plant in Milton, PEI and a 50,000 sq ft. expansion is currently underway. The company uses the most modern technology and software to design, build, and install custom food processing equipment, but it needs people to continue to innovate and build.

“We believe that investing in in-house manufacturing ensures our customers receive the highest quality and best technologies in their freezing and cooling equipment,” says James Gillelan, production manager at CMP. “We’re a global leader in manufacturing turn-key food freezing and cooling equipment, so when we hire, we need the best.

We have over 20 engineers on our team, 100,000 square feet of manufacturing space, and a dedicated installation team to provide unprecedented value, customer service, and hygienic solutions for our clients,” James says.

Opportunity Abounds

This year CMP will be hiring 20 welders due to production demand and are looking for apprentices who are interested in learning the business on the ground. The Office to Advance Women Apprentices is working in partnership to connect qualified tradeswomen for these employment opportunties.

Advancing Employers

Interested in accessing our pool of highly-qualified apprentices and journeypersons? Register your business with the Office to Advance Women Apprentices and discover the benefits of being part of a network that supports the future of trades.

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